Jerome, who will compete in the Cooking Skill Area, clinched the Silver Medal at WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) 2018, and went on to represent Singapore in the ASEAN Skills (ASC) 2018 in Bangkok, where he was awarded the Medal of Excellence. Jerome is grateful for the exposure and opportunity he enjoyed by participating in these competitions. Sharing his approach to the upcoming international competition, he said, “I’m just going to enjoy the occasion and expose myself to different plating and flavour ideas. I hope to get a medal if possible”.
Vanesia, who was the Gold Medallist at WSS 2018 and also represented Singapore at ASC 2018, will compete in the Restaurant Service Skill Area. Vanesia’s interest in this skill area grew when she learnt the art of serving. Through the WorldSkills competitions, she was able to overcome her fear of public speaking, execute her skills and personalise her guests’ dining experience. “I want to be able to show the world what I’ve got. I want those who supported me to feel proud,” shared Vanesia.